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Aug 20, 2015 - Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Our visit to Lunenburg was an interesting visit. We arrived in Lunenburg around 1500 hours and the day was pretty much shot. Marge and I ate dinner in the motorhome and then we basically relaxed and watched TV and planned what we would do the next day. The next day we planned to drive to Peggy’s Cove which is about 60 road miles from Lunenburg. Aside from Peggy’s Cove there is small restaurant about five miles south of Peggy’s Cove that we wanted to visit because a friend of ours has taken up a second career as an artist and some of her...

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2015 New York Trip

Sep 12, 2014 - travel to Yarmouth

Stopped at Port Royal National Habitation site on way to Yarmouth. Learned how the Acadian's made land fertile by using the dyke system. Dyke up an area with a drain and a flapper valve that would let water out but not in. In 3 years the rain would take the salt out of the marsh and voila, you have very fertile farm land. Saw typical houses that they lived in. Upon getting to Yarmouth went to the Yarmouth County Museum.

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Jul 14, 2014 - Ferry Trip to Yarmouth Nova Scotia

July 13, 2014, We ask for a late checkout to enable to stay in the campground until about 4:00 pm since we don’t have to be on the ferry until about 6:00pm. They charged an extra $20 but it was well worth it. We left the campground about 4 pm and went straight to the terminal and parked the truck and camper were we would be lining up to board. We walked from there down to a waterfront café, Ri RA Irish Pub. We sat outside at a sidewalk table and had a couple drinks and people watched. The pub was packed as the final of the World Cup was...

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Aug 27, 2013 - Around Yarmouth

August 27 – Today we traveled just up the road to Tusket, where the oldest courthouse in Canada still stands. It was opened in 1805 and although there may be older buildings that housed courts in Canada, this one is designated as the oldest because it had a jail below with the courthouse above and that was the meaning of a “court”. Nova Scotia was the first colony in British North America to receive English Law and that was practiced in this courthouse. The jail cells were very small and had no windows. Most of the prisoners held here had...

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Aug 25, 2013 - Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

August 25 – Time to move on again – we are moving to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, which has some Acadian areas near it. Not too long of a drive – Sage and I are really getting spoiled with these short drives – it is sure a lot easier on her. Yarmouth is a little larger town than Hubbards was – they have an Atlantic Superstore (the big grocery), Sobey’s (also a grocery) and of course a Walmart – although the Walmarts here are not superstores and are like the really old ones in the States. We are a little out of town and it is very quiet here –...

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Jul 18, 2013 - Yarmouth, NS

July 18, 2013 Yarmouth, NS We are camped at Annapolis Royal for another day. We had rain and thunder from about 1 am to 5 am. We awoke to fog and a cool 63 degrees. The bicyclists had had their breakfast and are packing up to continue their tour. We decided to take a drive in the truck to Yarmouth, about 80 miles south on hwy 101. We left around 10:30 when the fog had lifted. The drive was uneventful and the hwy had very little traffic. We arrived in Yarmouth about noon with our first stop at the Fireman’s museum on Main Street. The $3...

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Jul 18, 2012 - Baddeck, Cape Breton

We left the Cabot Trail and headed back down to Baddeck. There we went through the Alexander Graham Bell Historical Site and later that afternoon we went out on a sail boat. Our captain likes to feed the eagles. As soon as the bird caught a glimpse of the boat within moments he came swooping down to the boat to get his fish for the day. I got so many nice shots of this bird.

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Jul 15, 2012 - Cheticamp, Cape Breton

It's a rainy day at Cheticamp so we took a drive to the state park to get our info on the Cabot Trail. As it turns out we purchased a year pass that gives us entry for all of the parks and to the historical building across Canada. We have used the passes for the Alexander Graham Bell Building, Marconi and the Louisbourg Fort. The passes have already paid for themselves.

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Jul 11, 2012 - Yarmouth

Today we saw one of the most prominent lighthouses in Canada – Cape Forchu. It is beautifully landscaped and sits on a high hill of tons of granite rocks. The lighthouse itself is fairly new – built in 1962 in an “apple core” design, replacing the original 1839 lighthouse. Later we toured Yarmouth, once Canada’s major shipbuilding centers. There are over 200 Victorian sea captains’ and merchants’ homes in the town and I think we got pictures of most of them. We took a walking tour – about one mile – looking at the refinished homes and...

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Barb's Retirement

Sep 10, 2011 - Yarmouth Nova Scotia Canada

We went to the farmers market, lots of great baked goods, vegetables, wine and meat. We again met such wonderful people, genuinely interested in the story of our journey through the Maritimes. We drove through Yarmouth, a nice fishing village that is very rich in history, we saw a small boat in a marsh that gave us a very good perspective on the tidal variations, we saw a sail boat that was run aground on the island in the harbour. We visited the Yarmouth County Museum (formerly a church, the ceiling is part of a bridge that was being torn...

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Sep 9, 2011 - Yarmouth Nova Scotia Canada

We drove from Hunts Point to Yarmouth - Campers Haven RV. After setting up our RV we drove to Cape Forchu Cape Lighthouse. A beautiful lighthouse, that in our opinion is more majestic than Peggy’s Cove. The Rocks are more rugged, the waves breaking on the rocks is awe inspiring. We sat in a very large chair and the illusion you get is that we are small children, well we are children at heart…. On the way home we stopped at Stanley Lobster, a lobster pound (they have large lobster tanks holding thousands of pounds of lobster caught during...

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Aug 26, 2009 - Yarmouth

On the way to Yarmouth we went through Barrington to go to Cape Sable to see the southernmost lighthouse in Nova Scotia but could not see it do to very heavy fog. I asked a man if I was on the right road and he told yes and that they had only four days since July 1st that he could see the lighthouse. I did stop and get a McLobster and headed to Yarmouth where the fog was just as heavy on the coast. I found a firefighter museum that was very impressive with a great verity of equipment from over the years.

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